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Kwanza River
The Kwanza River, also known as the Coanza, the Quanza, and the Cuanza, is one of the longest rivers A river is a natural flowing watercourse A watercourse is the channel Channel, channels, channeling, etc., may refer to: Geography * Channel (geography), in physical geography, a landform consisting of the outline (banks) of the path o ... in Angola , national_anthem = "Angola Avante "Angola Avante" (, ) is the national anthem A national anthem is a song that officially symbolizes a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often r .... It empties into the Atlantic Ocean just south of the national capital Luanda Luanda () is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and smaller lowe .... Geography The river is navigable for abou ...
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Portuguese Angola
Portuguese Angola refers to Angola , national_anthem = "Angola Avante "Angola Avante" (, ) is the national anthem A national anthem is a song that officially symbolizes a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often r ... during the historic period when it was a territory under Portuguese rule in southwestern Africa Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of i .... In the same context, it was known until 1951 as Portuguese West Africa (officially the State of West Africa). Initially ruling along the coast and engaging in military conflicts with the Kingdom of Kongo Kingdom may refer to: Monarchy * A type of monarchy A monarchy is a form of government in which a person, the monarch A monarch is a ...
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Luanda
Luanda () is the Capital (political), capital and largest city in Angola. It is Angola's primary port, and its major Angola#Economy, industrial, Angola#Culture, cultural and Angola#Demographics, urban centre. Located on Angola's northern Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic coast, Luanda is Angola's administrative centre, its chief seaport, and also the capital of the Luanda Province. Luanda and its metropolitan area is the most populous Portuguese language, Portuguese-speaking capital city in the world and the most populous Lusophone city outside Brazil, with over 8.3 million inhabitants in 2020 (a third of Angola's population). Among the oldest colonial cities of Africa, it was founded in January 1576 as ''São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda'' by Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais. The city served as the centre of the Slavery in Angola, slave trade to Brazil before its prohibition. At the start of the Angolan Civil War in 1975, most of the white Portuguese left as refugees, princi ...
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Malanje Province
Malanje is a Provinces of Angola, province of Angola. It has an area of 97,602 km² and a 2014 census population of 986,363. Malanje is the capital of the province. Geography The Malanje Province is located in the north of Angola, the provincial capital and largest town of Malanje located by road east of the national capital of Luanda. It is bordered to the northwest by Uige Province, to the northeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the east by Lunda Norte Province and Lunda Sul Province, to the south by Bié Province and Cuanza Sul Province, and in the west by Cuanza Norte Province. The extreme north of the province is covered with savannah, while the southern part is largely dry savannah. The main rivers are the Cuanza River in the southwest and Kwango River in the northeast, and there is a mountainous area known as the Malanje Plateau. The Cuije River and Cuanza flow in the vicinity of Cangandala National Park. Large areas north and southeast of the city of M ...
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Cuanza Sul Province
Cuanza Sul Province ("South Cuanza River, Cuanza"; Umbundu: Kwanza Kombuelo Volupale) is a Provinces of Angola, province of Angola. It has an area of and a population of 1,881,873. Sumbe is the capital of the province. Don founded the province in 1769 as Novo Redondo. History The province was badly affected during the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002). A large number of civilians were killed in the clashes between UNITA, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and Angolan Armed Forces (FAA). Coffee plantations and fields were destroyed. Frequent attacks forced people to leave their municipalities. UNITA had opened its central front in the province. Around 116,000 displaced people were living in camps. The majority of them were from the rural areas and the densely populated plateau regions. On 17 December 2000, the UNITA combatants killed 31 FAA soldiers and looted vehicles, arms and about 20,000 litres of diesel in Quibala. In April 2001 they attacked FAA ...
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Cuanza Norte Province
The Cuanza Norte Province ("North CuanzaCuanza may refer to *Cuanza, Angola, commune in Bie province, Angola *Cuanza River, a river in Angola *Cuanza Norte Province, Angola *Cuanza Sul Province, Angola {{geodis ..."; Umbundu Umbundu, or South Mbundu (autonym umb, úmbúndú), one of many Bantu languages The Bantu languages (English: , Proto-Bantu: *bantʊ̀) are a large family of languages spoken by the Bantu peoples throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The total numb ...: Konano Kwanza Volupale) is province A province is almost always an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are g ... of Angola , national_anthem = "Angola Avante "Angola Avante" (, ) is the national anthem A national anthem is a song that officially symbolizes a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial bod ...
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Provinces Of Angola
Angola is divided into eighteen provinces, known in Portuguese language, Portuguese as ''províncias'': See also *List of provinces of Angola by Human Development Index *Municipalities of Angola * Communes of Angola * ISO 3166-2:AO, the ISO codes for Angola. References Bibliography * {{Authority control Provinces of Angola, Subdivisions of Angola Lists of administrative divisions, Angola, Provinces Administrative divisions in Africa, Angola 1 First-level administrative divisions by country, Provinces, Angola Angola geography-related lists ...
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Angolan Kwanza
The kwanza (sign A sign is an object Object may refer to: General meanings * Object (philosophy), a thing, being, or concept ** Entity, something that is tangible and within the grasp of the senses ** Object (abstract), an object which does not exist at ...: Kz; ISO 4217 code showing the price in the ISO 4217 code "Euro, EUR" (''bottom left'') and not the Currency symbol, currency sign Euro sign, € ISO 4217 is a Standardization, standard published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that define ...: AOA) is the currency of Angola , national_anthem = "Angola Avante "Angola Avante" (, ) is the national anthem A national anthem is a song that officially symbolizes a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often r .... Four different currencies using the name kwanza have circulated since 1977. The currency derives its name from the Kwanza River The Kwanza River, also known as ...
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Tarpon
Tarpons are fish of the genus ''Megalops''. They are the only members of the family Megalopidae. Of the two species, one (''M. atlanticus'') is native to the Atlantic, and the other (''M. cyprinoides'') to the Indo-Pacific Oceans. Species and habitats The two species of tarpons are ''M. atlanticus'' (Atlantic tarpon) and ''M. cyprinoides'' (Indo-Pacific tarpon). ''M. atlanticus'' is found on the western Atlantic coast from Virginia to Brazil, throughout the Caribbean and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Tarpons are also found along the eastern Atlantic coast from Senegal to Angola, South Angola." Megalops atlanticus", www.fishbase.org, 11 February 2010. ''M. cyprinoides'' is found along the eastern African coast, throughout Southeast Asia, Japan, Tahiti, and Australia. Both species are found in both marine and freshwater habitats, usually ascending rivers to access freshwater marshes." Megalops cyprinoides", www.fishbase.org, 11 February 2010. They are able to survive in brac ...
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Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the biological variety and Genetic variability, variability of life, life on Earth. Biodiversity is a measure of variation at the Genetics, genetic, species, and ecosystem level. Terrestrial biodiversity is usually greater near the equator, which is the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, and is richer in the tropics. These tropical forest ecosystems cover less than ten percent of earth's surface, and contain about ninety percent of the world's species. Marine biology, Marine biodiversity is usually higher along coasts in the Western Pacific Ocean, Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest, and in the mid-latitudinal band in all oceans. There are latitudinal gradients in species diversity. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in biodiversity hotspot, hotspots, and has been increasing through time, but will be likely to slow in the future as a primary result of deforestation. Rapid e ...
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Church Of Nossa Senhora Da Victoria
The Church of Our Lady of Victoria (in Portuguese, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Victoria) stands near the banks of the Cuanza River in Massanganu, Province of Kwanza-Norte, Angola. History This church was the first building outside of the, at that time, village of S. Paulo (Luanda). Its building lasted approximately 7 years, probably between 1583 and 1590. Massanganu was used as a Center of Trade and of military operations in the interior of the Country. It was also used as a religious Center having been elevated to Seat of ecclesiastic Government, between 1641 and 1648, during the netherlander occupation of Luanda. Like many others churches, the Church of Massanganu had some slaves, and it was the local where a lot of them was baptized, or, it was the local where they christianized the black people captured in the Factory (trading post), Factories (Feitorias) and in the wars organized by the portugueses in order to obtain a bigger number of slaves. It was classified as National Mo ...
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